5 + 1 Things: September 15, 2020
1. Unstoppable Me: Women's Leadership Conference
First Session September 29 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Women leaders bring valuable and unique perspectives to businesses in all types of industries. Join the Women's Leadership Conference to learn from successful business leaders as they discuss issues women face in business today and how to prepare for a successful future.
MOD Pizza co-founder Ally Svenson will kick off the four-part series September 29 by sharing her insights on leading with authenticity. The next sessions are scheduled for October 20, November 3, and November 11.
2. Smoky with a Chance of Rain
Parts of Western Washington experienced slight rainfall Monday night, but pollution levels are still high. Air quality remains in the very unhealthy to hazardous range and smoke is now expected to last into Thursday.
Fire marshals in King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties have issued fire safety burn bans prohibiting outdoor burning including recreational fires. Everyone should continue to take precautions, especially infants, children, people over 65, those that are pregnant, and those suffering from heart, lung, or respiratory diseases.
3. Congratulations Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is now the first carbon-neutral health system in the U.S. This achievement eliminates their 800,000-ton annual carbon footprint. Kaiser Permanente has used renewable energy and sustainable practices in its operations for decades; this includes energy efficient buildings, on-site solar power, and purchases of renewable energy generation.
4. Small Business Grants
The Seattle Metro Chamber, which serves as the King County Associate Development organization, is working to ensure that $580,000 in federal funding reaches king County small businesses. This is part of the $10 million that Washington state received for small business support from the federal CARES Act.
Applications are being accepted until Monday, September 28 at 5:00 pm.
5. Welcome New Neighbors
Facebook announced yesterday that they have purchased the 6-acre, 400,000 square foot complex from REI in Bellevue's Spring District. An anticipated 2,300 employees will begin working at the new location when it opens later this year.
Facebook and REI also said today they will each donate $1 million to Eastrail, a new 42-mile trail system that connects Eastside cities.
+ 1 Take to the Skies
Buy one coach class ticket with Alaska Airlines for travel through October 31, 2020, anywhere Alaska Airlines flies, and get one ticket on the same flight for just the taxes and fees. Plus, with middle seats blocked, you could get the whole row to yourselves.
Shop quick! This deal ends at 11:59 pm PT on September 16, 2020.